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Wedding Venue Decorations

Transforming your chosen wedding venue into a coordinated fantasy wedding theme can feel like a huge task, but don’t worry there’s plenty of help and inspiration out there to help you design your perfect wedding decorations.

Many couple choose to keep to a specific colour scheme which will run throughout their wedding day to create a cohesive look. If this is important to your wedding day, remember to choose the colour and theme of your wedding day early on and consider your choice when selecting room decorations.

Whether you and your fiancé dream of a winter wonderland theme, a romantic hearts look, or a modern contemporary feel for your wedding day, there are a few different issues to remember when planning room decorations.

You may find that your wedding venue supply chair covers, but if not there are plenty of professional companies out there who hire and fit chair covers for your wedding day.

Centre Pieces:

A beautiful or unusual centre piece on your guests dining tables can make for a breath taking display. Glass bowls containing flowers matching your bouquet are a good choice, but the possibilities are endless. A Christmas wedding would look beautiful with glass vases filled with baubles in a coordinating colour. Candles and tea lights can also be used to great effect in a centre piece, but remember safety first! For weddings abroad, why not think about using shells and drift wood in your centre pieces to create a beach vibe.

Perhaps most importantly, remember to consider the height of your beautiful creations. They may look stunning, but how practical will they be if your guests can’t see over them to speak to each other.

Place Cards:

After agonising for maybe months over the seating plan for your wedding reception it is important that you help your guests to find their seat quickly and easily by using place cards, these can complement your already lovely tables to perfection.

Some couples will choose to have place cards specially printed with names, maybe to match other stationary such as orders of service and invitations. Others may prefer a more personal touch and opt to enlist the services of a calligrapher or hand write place cards themselves. You may wish to break with convention and use something completely different as a place card, why not try writing on leaves, pebbles or Christmas tree baubles, anything which will complement your table theme.


Balloons can be used to great effect when decorating a room for a wedding. Beautiful arches of balloons in contrasting colours can be constructed to make an interesting focal point. They can also be weighted down to make fun and modern table centre pieces. There are many different companies who specialise in providing balloon decorations, so it’s worth considering how they might complement your room decorations.


The giving of Favours (small gifts from the bride and groom to their guests) has become an important part of many of today’s weddings. Five sugared almonds (the bitterness of the almond coated in sugar is said to epitomize ‘for better, for worse’) representing health, wealth, fertility, happiness and long life were traditionally used in wedding favours to symbolise marriage. Today however there are no rules, with many couples breaking with tradition and choosing more personal wedding favours. Good ideas include:

  • Personalised playing cards
  • Candles
  • Photo frames
  • Chocolates
  • Pens

If you are inviting children to your wedding day, why not try giving favours to keep them amused and entertained. Consider using:

  • Teddy Bears
  • Toy Cars
  • Chocolate Coins
  • Colouring pencils and colouring books
  • Puzzles

Favours are usually to be found on place settings, it is a good idea to pay attention to their presentation so that they complement the overall appearance of the tables.

Table Linen In the excitement of choosing and designing all those beautiful extras, don’t forget essential details like table cloths and napkins. Does the wedding venue supply them? If so, do they match your theme? Will you use napkin rings or tie napkins with ribbon matching the chair sashes?

Ice Sculptures Specially commissioned, hand carved ice sculptures can make a stunning and breath taking display which will thrill and amaze wedding guests old and young. These bespoke pieces of art which can depict initials, animals and birds, buildings or fantasy creatures really would make your wedding day a talking point for years to come.